The season of giving and thanksgiving is upon us. Student and community organizations are hosting clothing and food drives to help those in need.
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Before I begin this article, I should point out one thing: We slugs are mono-gender and asexual. There’s no boy, girl, man or woman. There is only slug.
It’s a difficult time to be an Alaskan film lover.
Commercials, ads, trailers and accolades are flying left and right for films like “Dallas Buyers Club.” They feature big-name actors in career-defining roles, telling complex, smart and tough stories. They’re showcases of how a fine film should be done.
The holiday season is here, and the spirit of giving is in the air.
Various Student organizations will host an upcoming food drive event set to run daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily in the Student Union cafeteria Nov. 18-20. Hosts include the Golden Key International Honour Society, Tau Kappa Epsilon and the Black Student Union.
I’ll level with you here: A good number of these columns require a small bit of embellishment. It’s nothing huge, but some stories just need a bit of exaggeration to be worth printing. This story, however, isn’t able to hide behind the guise of artistic license. I only wish I was lying about spending Halloween surrounded by trash, cracker crumbs and a very old dog.
Young Mexicans swirled around traditional alters built to welcome the spirits of passed on ancestors. Their faces were painted with skull-like images, symbolism which echoed the sentiments of Mexican Nobel Prize winning poet, Octavio Paz:
“The Mexican, in contrast, is familiar with death. (He) jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it. It is one of his favorite toys and his most steadfast love.”
Members of the Mexican community hosted El Dia de Muertos – The Day of the Dead at the Northway Mall this weekend with traditional art, dance and music. Hundreds of visitors basked in the celebration.
If you’ve followed my last few columns (just nod and smile, I need this) then it’s becoming fairly obvious that I’m starting to panic.
Suddenly I’ve found myself on the back half of the four-year plan I’m expected to complete, and the pre-graduation panic is setting in. Halfway through mapping out my schedule for spring semester I had a friend glance over my shoulder and incredulously ask, “What in the hell are you even majoring in?”
The library isn’t just a place where books live. It is also a place for learning. This message was made clear last Saturday when the Z.J. Loussac Library was transformed into a pandemic zone, complete with toppled chairs, cautionary signs and, of course, zombies.
The point was to make it through the maze without being touched by a zombie, which represented germs during a pandemic.
The educational part was in eight different stations set up throughout the maze.
In the spirit of Halloween, let me just say this: I am one of the most horrifying monsters in existence.
No, really, I am.
I am an alien monster who (occasionally) robs George of his free will and makes him do my bidding. He is a slave to me. And whenever I need or want his assistance, there’s no way he can disobey me.
We all enrolled in college to get jobs.
Also because we had no idea what to do next and just followed the nearest societal expectation in the hopes that it would pay off. Mostly it was the “jobs” bit that brought us to this point though. This is incredibly unsettling considering that most lectures in my business courses revolve around the fact that the job market for recent grads is about as healthy as Nic Cage’s career.
Check out photos from Homecoming Week 2013, October 10-18, including the Shopping Cart Parade, ‘Breast Show Ever’ Opening Reception, Broomball, Quiddtich, TNL’s own Murder Mystery Night, A Cappella Festivella 20, and the Homecoming Dance!